The Training Academy

The CEATA Training Academy provides training courses for ambitious people with an interest in the engineering industry; specifically in welding and metalwork fabrication.

While working in a real engineering factory and utilising state of the art equipment, expert training is provided in a safe and controlled environment at all times.

Successful completion of an accredited training course will provide a person with a Nationally recognised qualification, which is accepted by respectable employers throughout the UK.

More Than Your Local College

The CEATA Training Academy is not a college and consequently works the same business weeks throughout the year as the leading engineering companies.

Recognised and Awarded Training

SEMTA Skills Awards 2016

On 10 February 2016, SEMTA Skills Awards celebrated the ‘Best of British Engineering’, recognising the talented people and inspiring businesses that make the engineering sector and exciting and dynamic environment to work in.

CEATA were short listed for the SME Investment in Skills award, alongside Pentaxia Ltd and Automotive Insulations. CEATA went on to win the award sponsored by Jaguar and Land Rover, which was accepted by Andrew Lord, Project Manager, on behalf of the Academy.

Midlands Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Canal Engineering were nominated for the Midlands Regional Apprenticeship Awards within the medium size employer category by the National Apprenticeship Service.

On 05 October 2016, Canal Engineering went on to receive the Highly Commended award.

The apprenticeship programme at Canal Engineering is making a significant contribution to their workforce skills and development strategy, with a special thanks to the CEATA Training Academy for training, qualifying and supplying the company with fantastic prospects.



Popular Training Courses

There are currently 4 popular courses at the Training Academy, which are designed to aid a persons’ progress with their engineering career depending on their current knowledge and skill set:

1. Traineeship Programme

For a person looking to join the engineering industry but their current abilities are holding back.

  • 16 – 23 years
  • In receipt of job seekers allowance, universal credit or other benefits

The Traineeship Programme is the first step towards a career in engineering by offering a person the opportunity to learn welding and fabrication skills, to understand the health and safety risks, and to qualify them in Maths & English.

Training Course Information: Traineeship Programme

2. Pre-Employment Programme

For an unemployed person looking to start a career in the engineering industry.

There are currently employers across the UK seeking certified welders and fabricators to join their companies. CEATA provides unemployed people the opportunity to be employed by these employers via a government sponsored training position.

Do you fit the following criteria?

  • 19 + years
  • Unemployed
  • Motivated

Training Course Information: Pre-Employment Programme

3. Intermediate Apprenticeship Programme

For a person looking to qualify with an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations while being employed.

Intermediate Apprenticeship Training will equip an apprentice with the knowledge and skills that your business demands, as well as meeting the government guidelines.

Training Course Information: Intermediate Apprenticeship Programme

4. Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

For a person looking to qualify with an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology while being employed.

This training course is the next stage after the Intermediate Training Programme to advance a person’s training and career.

Training Course Information: Advanced Apprenticeship Programme

Call us Today

To discuss a training course, arrange a visit to the Academy and receive expert advice, please contact the CEATA Training Manager; you’ll be glad you did!

Call: 0115 986 6321 or Email Us

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